Day: September 5, 2018

New cabinet appointments a subject of anxiety

Zimbabwe’s socio-economic development will benefit from the rich pool of astute  politicians constituting the new Parliament, as speculations swirl on who will make it into the new cabinet. Different theories have been thrown around but the truth agreed by market focus is that the new cabinet should be driven by technocrats who are economic centric for a quick turnaround of the country’s economic fortunes. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to make key appointments for his new cabinet with a general agreement by political and economic analysts that the appointees will jettison some of the bureaucratic lethargy that haunted some...

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All set for AFZ’s Commander Horse Race, Air Day 

Preparations for the 2018 Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) Commander Horse Race and Air Day set for this Saturday at the Borrowdale race course are at an advanced stage with all the necessary logistics now in place. The AFZ said it is in full throttle preparing and holding rehearsals for the 2018 Horse Race and Air Day. AFZ public relations officer squadron leader Special Matarirano said the programme is meant to raise funds for the AFZ Commander’s charity work towards assisting vulnerable communities across the country. “We encourage people to come out in their numbers and have fun with...

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Parliament must be financially capacitated: Legislators

The 9th Parliament is a composition of new and old members but they appear to have a shared vision if one is to go by their sentiments on how Parliament needs to be capacitated to fully discharge its mandate of oversight without interference and with enough resources. For some incoming Members of Parliament the critical crippling issue that bogged down the 8th Parliament was lack of constitutional support to enable Parliament to enforce its decisions against the government and the executive as well as limited financial support to enable input from the populace during lawmaking outreach. The incoming MPs...

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Mighty Warriors begin COSAFA preps

The Mighty Warriors team assembled in the capital on Monday to begin preparations for the senior women’s COSAFA Cup to be hosted by South Africa from the 12th to the 22nd of this month in Port Elizabeth. The Mighty Warriors were training hard on Tuesday (yesterday) preparing for the 2018 edition of the seniors women’s COSAFA Cup at the ZIFA Village in Mt Hampden. Sithethlelelwe “Kwinje 15” Sibanda Mighty Warriors coach said she was concentrating on the strength and condition of the players. “I am concentrating on the players’ strength and conditioning and the players are responding well,” she...

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Work towards building economy: Madiro

The Zanu PF Manicaland provincial chairperson has encouraged party members to move past the elections and work towards building the economy. Speaking during an inter district meeting held at Dangamvura Beit hall, Cde Mike Madiro echoed the same message President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been impressing upon that people do not eat politics hence the need to work towards the growth of the economy. “We are moving forward and should work hand in glove to improve our economy. We do not survive on politics therefore it is our duty to work hard to have a better economy. Elections are past...

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Land inquiry commission descends on Manicaland

The Commission of inquiry to investigate the ownership, allocation and development of state land descended on Manicaland for public hearings whereupon a report will be compiled and submitted to President Emmerson Mnangagwa on the findings. The commission of inquiry led by Justice Tendai Uchena seeks to investigate the ownership, allocation, occupation and development of state land since the year 2005. Chipinge was the first port of call in Manicaland where a public hearing was conducted and it ended prematurely because of disagreements on people who should give evidence to the commission. The issue of payments made by thousands of youths after being promised stands was high on the agenda following reports of swindling and embezzlement of funds. The commission that also comprise Mr Andrew Mlalazi, Mr Steven Chakaipa, Dr Tarisai Mutangi, Dr Heather Chingono and Ms Petronella Musarurwa indicated that the public hearings will continue in Mutare as focus turns towards dealing with all contemptuous land issues in urban...

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ANOCA Athletes Commission forum kicks off

A three-day ANOCA Athletes Commission conference began in the capital today with more than 90 delegates from across the African continent attending. The conference will look into various issues affecting athletes. In a speech read by Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Principal Director Benson Dube on behalf of Sports Minister Kazembe Kazembe, emphasis was on the importance of the forum in bringing to the fore key issues affecting athletes in Africa. Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) president Admire Masenda said given the numerous challenges African athletes are confronted with, the forum is an ideal platform to search for...

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Chirinda rules the roost

Obriel Chirinda was the toast of the Chicken Inn football club’s monthly awards after he scooped the best player for the month and three man-of-the-match accolades since the start of the season. The Gamecocks managed to secure sponsorships for the man-of-the-match as well as the player of the month awards only last month prompting it to hold an awards ceremony. Former Bantu Rovers and Ubuntu Cape Town FC attacker, Chirinda stole the limelight on the evening as he was voted the best player for the month of August before he went on to scoop three man-of-the-match awards which was a joint top with former Highlanders midfielder, Simon Munawa. Of the sponsorship worth $500 from Blackshark, Chirinda walked away with the greater amount of $300 while the remaining $200 was shared by his fellow strikers in the team. The man-of-the-match sponsorship initially announced to be $50 by Zambuko Capital saw players who excelled in different matches since the start of the season each walking away $100 richer, with Innocent Mucheneka, Passmore Bernard, George Majika and Obidiah Tarumbwa each winning it twice. The Gamecocks’ vice chairman, Juta Mpofu, paid tribute to the sponsors for honouring their promises. The representatives of the two sponsors promised to continue their relationship with Chicken Inn, expressing satisfaction in the opportunities that lie ahead. The 2015 PSL champions, Chicken Inn has come back strongly in the...

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ZACC fully-equipped to fight corruption

The Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) says they are now fully-equipped and financially sound to fight and investigate corruption throughout the country. Addressing a media briefing at the ZACC head office, Head Commissioner Goodson Nguni said the corruption watchdog is now fully capacitated and mandated to make intensive follow-ups on all outstanding corruption cases. Some of the targeted persons and institutions include former finance minister Tendai Biti who is alleged to have authorised an illegal transfer of $30 million to Renaissance Bank during his tenure as finance minister while banks such as Kingdom Bank, Royal Bank and Interfin are...

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8th Africa Scout Youth Forum kicks off  

The 8th Africa Scout Youth Forum kicked off in the capital with more than 50 participants and observers from different countries across the world. The forum seeks to come up with strategies towards improving the standards of living of youth across the globe. In an interview with the ZBC News on the sidelines of the ongoing forum, outgoing Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Kazembe Kazembe said government is in the process of reviving the National Youth Policy to ensure young people are strategically positioned to play a central role for the development of the country. “The revised...

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